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email@example.com SIKESTON -- Last season, they didn't have the team to do it. That's not saying the talent wasn't there or the right personnel wasn't in place. But as a unit, the Scott County Central Braves...
Class 4 Sectional pits Dexter in rematch with Park Hills
firstname.lastname@example.org DEXTER -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats handed Park Hills Central their first loss of the season in mid-January. If the Lady Bearcats have it their way they'll also hand them their last. The two teams will square off tonight at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff during a Class 4 sectionals game as Dexter tries to take the next step in a return to the final four...
Eagle Ridge baseball opens season with tie
Eagle Ridge 5, North County Christian 5 The Eagle Ridge Christian School's baseball team debuted the season with a darkness-ending tie to North County Christian School in the suburban St. Louis area on Tuesday. Uzziah Beggs went 2 for 3 at the plate to lead Eagle Ridge (0-0-1)...
Roberts steps down as boys basketball coach at Notre Dame
Paul Unterreiner, an assistant, is taking over the boys program
Dexter honors athletes at Winter Recognition Program
The Dexter High School held its annual Winter Sports Recognition Program Monday night at the high school cafeteria. Athletes participating in boys and girls basketball, wrestling, dance and cheerleading were honored at the event. 13 athletes received letters at the program...
Grantham enjoying baseball at stAte
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories where the Daily Dunklin Democrat is catching up with former Kennett High School athletes who currently are playing Division I collegiate sports. Last month, we caught up with Fred Garmon and in Wednesday's edition, we will catch up with Andy Lack...
SCC's Banks happy to return to court, Columbia after heart ailment
When Scott County Central senior Larandis Banks bounded off the baseline during conditioning at the end of one of his final practices at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium on Monday, there was no indication it was something he was unable to do just a few months before...
Surprise Advance playoff run ends with 46-45 state quarterfinal loss to Thayer
FARMINGTON, Mo. - Advance Hornets first-year head coach Bubba Wheetley recognized his team's potential to emerge as a front runner in the Class 2 state playoffs before the 2013-14 season ever got underway. "I know the kids are working hard," Wheetley told Daily Statesman in a preseason interview in November. "We are not expected to do a whole lot, but I think we will surprise some people. I think we will be all right."...
Scott County Central reaches Class 1 semifinal following 64-39 win over Niangua
email@example.com DEXTER -- For the sixth time in seven seasons, the Scott County Central Braves are headed back to Columbia. The Braves (24-5) defeated Niangua Saturday afternoon 64-39 at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter during a Class 1 Quarterfinal...
Charleston's season ends at the hands of Madison 66-60
HILLSBORO -- For the second year in a row the Charleston Bluejays fell to College Prep at Madison during the Class 3 quarterfinal round. The Bluejays lost 66-60 at Jefferson College in Hillsboro to end their season. Madison will try to defend its Class 3 state championship starting Thursday at Mizzou Arena against either Summit Christian Academy or Barstow during the state semifinal...
Saxony reaches Class 3 final four by defeating defending champs
By SCOTT ROSCOVIUS Special to the Missourian HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Maddie Brune stood at the free-throw line and assessed the situation. The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team had seen its 17-point lead over Lutheran St. Charles whittled to two, 50-48, with two minutes, 30 seconds remaining in Saturday's Class 3 state quarterfinal at the Jefferson College Field House...
Jackson boys basketball team rallies to capture district crown
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- The Jackson boys basketball team was suddenly clinging to a two-point lead as the clock ticked under three minutes to go in the Class 5 District 1 championship game Saturday at Seckman High School. Cue Jackson senior Branden Lueders' "out-of-body-experience."...
SCC boys reach Class 1 basketball semifinals, seek 17th title
The Braves routed Niangua 64-39 in the quarterfinals
Advance sees basketball season end on buzzer beater
Farmington, Mo. -- Advance boys basketball coach Bubba Wheetley had one answer for what he told his players following their Class 2 quarterfinal game against Thayer on Saturday night. "How much I love them," he said. There's not much that could be said, as the Advance Hornets saw their season come to a heartbreaking halt after losing 46-45 on a shot as the buzzer sounded...
Jackson girls get out-Foxed in fourth quarter
The Indians dropped a 51-47 decision to the Warriors in the Class 5 District 1 final
Central boys basketball team upsets Sikeston in district final
The Tigers upended the top-seeded Bulldogs 68-52 for the Class 4 District 1 title
Notre Dame girls close season with OT loss to Dexter
The Bearcats stopped the Bulldogs for the third straight year with a 65-58 win
Dexter girls outlast Notre Dame 65-58 in OT to secure fourth straight district title
Dexter coach Chad Allen provided words of encouragement for his star perimeter shooter at the start of an overtime session against the Notre Dame Bulldogs in the Class 4, District 1, girls basketball championship Friday night...
Cape Central dethrones five-time defending champion Sikeston 68-52
firstname.lastname@example.org CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It was bound to happen at some point, but the pain of losing is still a tough pill to swallow. Sikeston's district title reign has ended at five straight after losing to Cape Central 68-52 in the Class 4, District 1 championship game on Friday at Cape Central High School...
Dexter continues district reign winning its fourth straight over Notre Dame in OT
email@example.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Hitting on just one of her seven attempts from behind the arc in regulation, Dexter three-point specialist Allison Jarrell wasn't having the best night Friday as her team took on rival Notre Dame for the Class 4, District 1 title...